Pine Needle Scotch Essential Oil
Pine essential oil is refreshing with a sharp, pinewood aroma. It is cleansing, disinfectant and circulatory.
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How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.
|Latin Name||Pinus sylvestris|
|Synonyms||Scots Pine, Forest Pine, Norway Pine|
|Plant family||Coniferae (Pinaceae)|
|Extraction||Distillation of the needles|
|Origin||Native to Eurasia. Cultivated in Europe and USA. (Austria)|
|Plant characteristics||A perennial, woody vine about 5m high. The white flowers become berries that turn black as they mature. The oil is distilled from the berry |
|Oil characteristics||Colourless oil with a strong, dry, terpene-like aroma with green undertones.|
|Traditional use||Used by native Americans to prevent scurvy and to fill mattresses to repel ticks and fleas. As an inhalation it could help asthma, catarrh and blocked sinuses and it is said to be an excellent restorative after long illness.|
|Blends well with||Cedarwood, lavender, lemon and rosemary essential oils|
|Cautions and comments||No known contra-indications. Limonene, dipentene and bornyl acetate have anti-viral and anti-microbal activity.|
|Main chemical constituents||Monoterpenes 60 – 70%, Esters up to 10%|